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June 18, 2019

When Etaf Rum came to Rocky Mount 10 years ago, she knew right away she had found a favorite place in Braswell Memorial Library.

“I’ve been bringing my children here since they were babies,” she said.

She never imagined a decade later she’d find her first novel on the…


Charter school board names new leader

June 18, 2019

The Rocky Mount Preparatory School Board of Trustees met in a special called meeting Monday night to select a successor to replace Todd Pipkin as head of school.

Pipkin announced his plans to resign from that position earlier this month. His resignation takes effect on June 30.

After Pipkin…


Couple charged in armed robbery

June 18, 2019

A husband and wife were arrested Sunday by Rocky Mount police in connection with an armed robbery that took place earlier this month.

The incident took place about 11 p.m. June 7 at the Goldrock Food Mart on the 1200 block of Goldrock Road in Rocky Mount. Two armed suspects reportedly entered the…


Garden Club learns about the art of Bonsai trees

June 18, 2019

The Rocky Mount Garden Club held its last seasonal meeting learning about the art of Bonsai trees.

Dean Bulluck spoke to the ladies in depth about the origin, growth and design of these forms of horticultural art. Bulluck, a Triangle Bonsai Society member, developed an interest in the trees as a…